Somorrostro Beach

Somorrostro beach is about 522 meters long and located between the Gas breakwater and the Moll de Marina pier. Among other values this beach exemplifies the public recovery of beaches on the city seafront. Not long ago, this stretch of coastline, together with part of Barceloneta beach and the beaches now known as Nova Icària and Bogatell, was the site of the Somorrostro shanty town, where some 15,000 people lived in very precarious conditions. It has been transformed into currently one of the most emblematic beaches in the city. It has some of the most famous dance clubs just in front of the beach and some elegant restaurants as well. The Casino is only few meters away.

Somorrostro beach provides easy access and enjoyment for everyone, with special attention paid to those whose mobility is limited in some way: the beach features reserved parking areas from which it is easy to reach the dry beach, visual and tactile signage and information, adapted toilets, wooden walkways that reach the water as close as possible and adapted showers with chairs. The public transport has also been adapted to provide easier access.

Centre de la Platja (Beach Center)

Located under the Somorrostro arcade in front of the Hospital del Mar, the Beach Centre is an environmental education facility dedicated to promoting the city seafront. From March to September, this centre organises all kinds of activities for all ages: workshops, routes, storytelling, visits, talks and games. The Beach Centre also offers coastal information and consulting services, and lends newspapers, books, magazines, materials for playing games in the sand and sports equipment. Guided tours of the maritime exhibition located at the centre are provided on request.

  • Adapted public toilets
  • Adapted showers
  • Buoy-marked breakwaters and bathing areas
  • Children’s play area
  • Embarcation point
  • Fitness area
  • Footbridges
  • Lifeguard towers and chairs
  • Lockers
  • Public address system
  • Public fountains
  • Public telephones
  • Public toilets
  • Rubbish bins and recycling bins
  • Showers
  • Volleyball courts

Tourist Help and Information Points

  • First Aid and Rescue
  • Information point
  • Beach Center
  • Local City Police


  • Restaurants
  • Dance Clubs
  • Casino
  • Drinks and ice-cream kiosks
  • Barcelona WiFi
  • Beach library
  • Bicycle hire
  • Deckchair hire
  • Parasol hire
  • Sport installations

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